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(News.com.au)   Tired of letting GM and Ford steal the spotlight, Toyota issues its seventh recall in six months, including a repeat of a recall last year   (news.com.au) divider line 23
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2014-06-12 03:41:27 AM  
Oh. What a feeling.
 
2014-06-12 06:28:24 AM  
Well I suppose they are using the same propellant in Corollas as in Lexus convertibles. That's nice.
 
2014-06-12 08:02:13 AM  
I still don't understand why I'm supposed to care about every single recall every single manufacturer does. GM's big one was unusual, obviously, but other than that... I've never owned a car that didn't have recall work done. Ford, Chevy, Pontiac, Honda, Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Infiniti. Not one of them didn't have at least one recall either before I bought it used or while I owned it.
 
2014-06-12 08:15:05 AM  

skozlaw: I still don't understand why I'm supposed to care about every single recall every single manufacturer does. GM's big one was unusual, obviously, but other than that... I've never owned a car that didn't have recall work done. Ford, Chevy, Pontiac, Honda, Chrysler, Mitsubishi and Infiniti. Not one of them didn't have at least one recall either before I bought it used or while I owned it.


I agree. There was only one of the GM recalls that was very significant, because it unmasked the gross incompetence of "old" GM we all knew was there. The others haven't featured loss of life or been subject to pathetic cover-ups.

As for Toyota, not in any way will this stop them from being the most popular auto brand in the world. I just wish they'd finally give us a new Hilux. I like little trucks, dammit.
 
2014-06-12 09:14:19 AM  

verbaltoxin: I like little trucks, dammit.


Nissan has been listening
 
2014-06-12 09:24:23 AM  
Recalls are part scam. The additional repairs the mechanics find while the car is in for a quick recall job are windfall that they otherwise would likely not have gotten.
 
2014-06-12 09:49:55 AM  
Both Toyota and Honda seem to be slipping in quality. I had to shop for a new car last year, and both Toyota and Honda were big disappointments. The handling for the cars I test drove was bad (the Honda was actually a little shaky). Their gas mileage has actually gotten worse over the years.

I ended up going with a Hyundai.
 
2014-06-12 10:28:30 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Both Toyota and Honda seem to be slipping in quality. I had to shop for a new car last year, and both Toyota and Honda were big disappointments. The handling for the cars I test drove was bad (the Honda was actually a little shaky). Their gas mileage has actually gotten worse over the years.

I ended up going with a Hyundai.


I think most of the car makers now are more concerned with putting toys into cars to lure people into buying them than making their cars reliable. But to be fair to them having a hands free system that links your phone to your stereo and having a rear view camera with parking assist and a voice that tells you that you are swerving is what sells cars these days, not reliability or gas mileage.
 
2014-06-12 11:45:17 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: Both Toyota and Honda seem to be slipping in quality. I had to shop for a new car last year, and both Toyota and Honda were big disappointments. The handling for the cars I test drove was bad (the Honda was actually a little shaky). Their gas mileage has actually gotten worse over the years.

I ended up going with a Hyundai.


There's a lot of [Citation Needed]s in this post.
 
2014-06-12 12:57:26 PM  

verbaltoxin: The others haven't featured loss of life or been subject to pathetic cover-ups.As for Toyota, not in any way will this stop them from being the most popular auto brand in the world. I just wish they'd finally give us a new Hilux. I like little trucks, dammit.


Ahem....
i.dailymail.co.uk
/how soon they forget.
 
2014-06-12 01:00:41 PM  

Geotpf: There's a lot of [Citation Needed]s in this post.


Here's some.
blog.caranddriver.com
 
2014-06-12 01:05:28 PM  
I've said it before in car threads....the Toyota we bought 5 years ago is the most unimpressive vehicle I've ever owned.  Haven't had any major recalls (sun roof, and something else stupid) or repairs, but mileage sucks (compared to what the sticker said), no power, ride is terrible, road noise is terrible, just all around a "meh" vehicle if there ever was one...but it is paid for, so I got that going for me.

/kid is going to college in the fall, so not likely we'll buying anything new in the near future either...
 
2014-06-12 01:06:06 PM  

Geotpf: Copperbelly watersnake: Both Toyota and Honda seem to be slipping in quality. I had to shop for a new car last year, and both Toyota and Honda were big disappointments. The handling for the cars I test drove was bad (the Honda was actually a little shaky). Their gas mileage has actually gotten worse over the years.

I ended up going with a Hyundai.

There's a lot of [Citation Needed]s in this post.


Google is your friend. I suggest starting with "Honda Transmission Problems." That should keep you occupied a few weeks.

The air conditioner on my Odyssey exploded (literally) early last week.What was more surprising than even the possibility of the air conditioner exploding was the Honda technician that said it was wasn't an uncommon occurrence.

I liked the Oddy (had it 9 years), but it required an unacceptable amount of repairs during that time. I replaced it late last week with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We'll see if it can do better.
 
2014-06-12 01:12:19 PM  
I need to cite my opinion? The gas mileage statement I can't say for sure, but it seemed that way with even the compacts only getting 32-33 g/more on the highway.
 
2014-06-12 01:16:36 PM  

chevydeuce: I've said it before in car threads....the Toyota we bought 5 years ago is the most unimpressive vehicle I've ever owned.


I felt that way about the Honda I bought. It wasn't a bad car, but the maintenance was a bit steeper than I was used to and it didn't break any less than most other cars I've ever owned. It didn't have many amenities and that farker was LOUD AS HELL on the highway and didn't really ride very well either.

I can't say I regretted the purchase, but the experience on the whole was a resounding "meh" and I certainly didn't bother going back for another one.
 
2014-06-12 04:09:35 PM  
Complex machines aren't perfect when released, who knew?
 
2014-06-12 04:42:27 PM  
Nothing says "my knowledge of automaker quality stops in the 1990s" like a Toyota.
 
2014-06-12 05:05:27 PM  

Carousel Beast: I replaced it late last week with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We'll see if it can do better.


HAHAHAHAHA
 
2014-06-12 06:25:03 PM  

Cheeseface: Carousel Beast: I replaced it late last week with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We'll see if it can do better.

HAHAHAHAHA


Meh...at least he'll be able to drive around without the total shame of a minivan. I hate Chrysler by the new Grand Cherokees are pretty sweet...expected reliability be damned.
 
2014-06-12 09:48:09 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Nothing says "my knowledge of automaker quality stops in the 1990s" like a Toyota.


Nothing says "I don't know jack OR shiat about trucks" like this statement right here. Lemme guess, you drive a Silverado or a Ram?
 
2014-06-12 10:37:39 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I hate Chrysler by the new Grand Cherokees are pretty sweet...expected reliability be damned.


I expect to let my son use my 2000 Grand Caravan this fall, going on 15 years old. Looking a little ragged but doesn't burn a drop of oil.
Just made the middle payment on my 2011 Chrysler 200 at around 96,000 miles. Both vehicles have been extremely reliable. Maybe it's time to quit repeating anti-Chrysler hearsay in car threads./
/nah, this is Fark, lies live forever here.
 
2014-06-12 10:47:20 PM  

xaks: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Nothing says "my knowledge of automaker quality stops in the 1990s" like a Toyota.

Nothing says "I don't know jack OR shiat about trucks" like this statement right here. Lemme guess, you drive a Silverado or a Ram?


I was wondering when I would read the white trashiest thing I've read all day, and there it is.  Thanks!
 
2014-06-13 12:12:45 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Cheeseface: Carousel Beast: I replaced it late last week with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. We'll see if it can do better.

HAHAHAHAHA

Meh...at least he'll be able to drive around without the total shame of a minivan. I hate Chrysler by the new Grand Cherokees are pretty sweet...expected reliability be damned.


I never got the "minivan shame" thing. I could haul full-sized plywood in it with the seats down and it made many family trips to Disney like a champ.

Auto forums say the GC reliability is fine. It'll tow, which is what I needed my next vehicle to do, and the hemi has plenty of muscle. But again, we'll see.

/I was going to replace my Civic with a Tacoma up until the AC went *boom* in the van.
 
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